2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs Toyota Corolla
Specs at a Glance
2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Toyota Corolla
Proudly Serving Streetsboro, OH
Compact sedans come in a variety of styles and with varying features. Some are sporty and fun-to-drive, like the 2018 VW Jetta, while others are plain-Jane econoboxes like the 2018 Toyota Corolla. Both are space-efficient, reliable, comfortable and great values. But the VW Jetta is a vehicle you look forward to driving, thanks to its superior performance and handling. Test-drive both, and we are confident you will agree.
The 2018 Jetta offers three engines. The base unit is a 1.4-liter turbo-4 outputting 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Next up is a 1.8-liter turbo-4 making 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft. The top engine is a 2.0-liter turbo-4 delivering 210 horsepower and 207 lb-ft. You can choose a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic, both transmitting power to the front wheels. The Corolla base engine is a 1.8-liter I-4 with 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft. A slightly more powerful version is available putting out 140 horsepower and 126 lb-ft. Corolla uses a CVT automatic to power the front wheels.
The VW Jetta offers much better warranty coverage than does the Toyota Corolla. To start with, the Jetta’s basic warranty and powertrain warranty is for 6 years/72,000 miles. Corolla’s basic warranty covers 3 years/36,000 miles, and its powertrain warranty extends to 5 years/60,000 miles. Corrosion/rust-through protection is 12 years/unlimited mileage on the Jetta, 5 years/unlimited mileage on the Corolla. Finally, VW roadside assistance covers 3 years/36,000 miles versus 2 years/unlimited miles for Toyota.
Jetta offers a rocking Fender Premium Audio System that delivers 400 pulsating watts of power through 9 speakers and a trunk-mounted subwoofer. This unit is clearly one of the best in its class, cranking out huge base, undistorted highs and great tone throughout. Toyota offers an Entune audio system with six speakers.
We invite you to visit our VW dealership for a test drive of the 2018 Jetta. You’ll love our friendly service that aims to please, so stop in today!